PCOM's annual Founders' Day celebration included the presentations of the O.J. Snyder and Mason W. Pressly Memorial Medals during programs on the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses.
The College recently celebrated its founding with an annual ceremony recognizing those who have made significant contributions to PCOM, and to the profession of osteopathic medicine, with the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal and the Mason W. Pressly Memorial Medals.
This year’s recipient of the Snyder Medal was Vincent G. Lobo, DO ’65. The current health commissioner of Harrington, Del. and a longtime physician there, Dr. Lobo played a vital role in expanding opportunities for osteopathic physicians in Delaware, and in helping to ensure that state (which lacks a medical school) continues to have competent, caring health professionals.
This year’s recipients of the Pressly medals were:
The O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal is presented in memory of the co-founder of PCOM and is the College's highest award, which recognizes leadership and service to the osteopathic profession and to the institution. The Mason W. Pressly Memorial Medal is presented to students for their outstanding achievement and service to the College, the community and the osteopathic profession. Recipients are selected by representatives of the overall College community.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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